Northeast Georgia Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches
What do you think of when you think of the fall season – amber and yellow leaves, crisp cool mornings, and football? Well, these are some of the welcome signs of fall, but in North Georgia visitors can enjoy these along with several very traditional fall activities.
Do you have childhood memories of wandering through a pumpkin patch looking for that perfect pumpkin to carve for Halloween or wandering through a corn maze that left you laughing from your farm puzzle exploits?
If so, then head to North Georgia and relive your childhood memories with your friends, your children or even your grandchildren at one of the following corn mazes and pumpkin patches. If not, head to North Georgia and make some new memories!
Jaemor Farms, Alto
Just north of Gainesville on Hwy 365, you’ll find Jaemor Farms, where of course you can always find the most delicious fried pies and fresh farm vegetables and fruits, but in the fall, they have a corn maze as well. The corn maze opens September 9 and lasts until November 5.
Southern Tree Plantation, Blairsville
Little kids will find something a bit different at Southern Tree Plantation south of Blairsville off of U.S. 129. Not only will pumpkins dot the landscape but a wooden barnyard maze awaits the eager puzzle seekers. Hayrides, mini-train rides and roasting marshmallows round out this trip to North Georgia.
Bradley's Pumpkin Patch, Dawsonville
Dawsonville-grown pumpkins are waiting for you at Bradley’s Pumpkin Patch! Bradley started the pumpkin farm when he was only 13 years old. The farm is open for the pumpkin picking season, and pumpkin patch hours are posted on their website. Other times are by appointment. They have lots of freshly grown pumpkins grown right on their Dawsonville farm. Family visits are free, and educational group tours are offered for a small fee. Visit the Country Store with lots of locally made items.
Burt's Farm, Dawsonville
At Burt's Farm, pumpkins are the “star” of the show. The only thing more beautiful than the fall leaf season is the sea of orange created by thousands of Burt’s pumpkins. You can wander through this vast array of pumpkins (make sure NOT to pick them up by the stem) picking out just the right one, take a two-mile hayride through the farm, and wander through the country store that is fully stocked with everything you’ll need for decorating your home for fall.
Uncle Shuck's Corn Maze, Dawsonville
If you haven’t visited Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze then you must put it on your list and start a new family tradition. Explore the corn maze, find your perfect pumpkin and shoot the Corn Cannon. When you are hungry they have food, fall decorations for making your house festive for the season and a Goat Walk (you’ll have to come and find out what that is!). In October on the weekends, see if you can make it through the Haunted Maze. If you are not into scary, then hang out by the bonfires after a hayride. Check out their website for info on special events for scout and school groups. Uncle Shuck’s is also a great birthday party option.
Hillside Orchard Farms, Lakemont
Just north of Tallulah Gorge State Park and Interpretive Center on Old U.S. 441 is Hillside Orchard Farms. In addition to the corn maze, there is a playground and farm animals to pet, and Ol’ #3, a miniature of the Tallulah Falls Railroad Train, which runs every hour on the weekends.